Passion is so important when it comes to younger children! Most of their learning comes from passion or things they are interested in! As a future teacher this is very important to me! I’ve also had experiences with this as well. Think about when you are reading a book, article, or even just the paper. You can read through all of it but if none of it interest you then you wont carry any of it with you. If it does interest you though you’ll remember most of what you read. Passion is so important in learning but even more important in life.
The Article Nine Tenets of Passion-Based Learning is very informative and hold many keys to passion based learning. The key that stood out to me most was #4 “Try using the School wide Enrichment Model.” This basically means find a hero for the whole school to look up to. When i was in middle school we had a program called Tiger Tuesdays. We would take our study time once a week and as a school go to particular assigned rooms to go over a book written by Tiger Woods’s dad. It was about how Tiger became successful and about him as a person. Though in today’s world Tiger is not as highly looked upon I still think it was a great program for our school to run.
Passion can take someone so far in this world, not just in school. We need to help our students not only find passions in the classroom, but we also need to help them chase their passions outside of the classroom. School is very important to the youth, but sports, arts, and people skills can be or are just as important in the real world.
The second article I went into was 3 Questions to Drive Passion Based Learning. I think the “What will I learn, what will I solve, and what will I create” are all very important takes we should look at as future teachers. We need to put ourselves into our students shoes and figure out why we are teaching them something, or even why am I learning this. We need to relate to them why it is important and how it will help them be successful in something they are interested in, in the future.
Passion is so important in the classroom and some might say its even the most important thing. Kids will thrive at things they are passionate about simply because it is on their mind so much. They think about it, want to be involved in it, and even get excited about it. We can t always focus our lesson plans around passion, but it should definitely be a major though in our mind while making them.